Today, even the most naive schoolchild will not believe that for a jubilee ruble you can get a new car, and a kilogram of dried mosquitoes can significantly increase the level of personal well-being. But in the 80s they believed
Bonus -> In the 80s, one of the first electronic games appeared in the USSR. Thousands of Soviet schoolchildren watched the wolf catching eggs on a black-and-white screen. Apparently, trying to somehow justify their fooling around, while peers prowling around the city in search of scrap metal and waste paper, the owners of the game said that if they manage to score a certain number of points, a gorgeous Disney cartoon will be shown. The older generation, not advanced in terms of computers, believed that it was possible. The wolf really, when a certain result was achieved, made some ridiculous gestures, but it was a stretch to call them a cartoon.
Red film ---> There was a myth among the teenagers of the 80s that if you load a mysterious red film into the camera, people in the photo will turn out without clothes. Naturally, no one had ever seen such a film, but everyone dreamed of getting it. Schoolchildren, who were lucky enough to get their camera, took pictures of their classmates shouting: "Now you are on red tape, " which brought the latter to hysterics. True, incriminating photos, of course, no one ever sees
Dried bloodsuckers ---> Even scientists do not seem to think about how much a mosquito weighs. But Soviet schoolchildren in the 80s often wondered how many blood-sucking insects needed to be killed in order to collect a “herbarium” weighing a kilogram. The reason for the search for a solution to such an unusual problem was the legend according to which something "super-duper" was given for a kilogram of dried mosquitoes. Nobody knew exactly what. Sometimes it was about a very large amount of money. The main problem, according to young naturalists, was that they did not accept less than a kilogram, and it could take a lifetime to collect an entomological collection of a given weight.
STS and killer toys ---> The consciousness of Soviet children was agitated by the horror myth about a black tinted bus (or Volga) traveling across the expanses of the USSR. Allegedly, children were lured into it under various pretexts and taken away in an unknown direction. For what purposes - history is silent. It was very easy to recognize the bus that “ruined millions”: in its license plate there were two “C” and “D”, which was deciphered only as “Death to Soviet children!”. An instructive story once and for all discouraged obedient children from talking with strangers, and even more so getting into their car. In addition, many parents intimidated their children with stories of killer toys that could be found on the street. At home, toys became active and ruined not only small owners, but entire families as well. It was strictly forbidden to bring such finds home.